Nutella Butterscotch Bars


1 sheet puff pastry (can be found in most frozen food sections of grocery store near cakes & pastries)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup hot water
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup nutella
2 large eggs
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup mini chocolate chip


---For Nutella Butterscotch Bars---.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Using a rolling pan on a floured surface, roll the puff pastry to 1/8 inch thickness.
Prick the dough several times with a fork, covering the surface of the pastry.
Place the dough on a foil-lined cookie sheet& freeze for 15 minutes.
Then, bake for 10 minutes, until dough is golden brown in color.
Set aside to cool.
---Butterscotch Brittle----.
Line another baking sheet with greased aluminum foil.
In a 2 quart, heavy bottom saucepan, stir together the sugar, water and butter over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
Cover tightly with a lid and boil for 2 minutes.
Increase the heat to high and cook until sugar mixture turns a deep golden color.
Slowly stir in the baking soda and pour mixture onto the baking sheet.
Allow the butterscotch mixture to cool completely, then break into 1 inch or smaller squares.
In a medium bowl, stir Nutella, eggs, flour& mini chocolate chips.
Stir in 1 up of the butterscotch brittle pieces (the remaining brittle are for snackin!).
Spread the mixture onto the puff pastry leaving a 1 inch border.
Turn the oven down to 350°F and bake the bars for 15 to 20 minutes.
When the bars are done, the top will crack slightly and the center will have a creamy texture.
Allow the bars to completely cool and cut with pizza wheel or sharp knife.